THE BALCONY

Logline:
How 30 minutes of self-isolation can change life.

Synopsis:
Ania calls her friend Kolia and asks him to come and open the door to the balcony where she is stuck. She comes into the flat and tells her friend Marina that she is not sure if their plan is good. 30 minutes on the balcony changes her life. Kolia proposes to her.

  • Sergei Tymchenko
    Producer
    Music Videos & Promos
  • Dmitrii Chistiakov
    Writer
    "Вези меня", "Шум", "Снегурочка, я люблю тебя", "Настоящая Love story", "Ловушка тьмы", "#Сэлфисгрибом", "Бутылка"
  • Sergei Tymchenko
    Director
    "14" (documentary), Music Videos & Promos
  • Sergei Nikiforuk
    D.O.P.
    "Новенькая", "Дежурный доктор", "Женский доктор" (series)
  • Iaroslav Istomin
    Composer
    Writed a lot of songs and arranged many music albums
  • Olesya Holub
    Key Cast
    "Ania"
    По різних берегах, Таємниці, Тростинка на ветру
  • Yaroslav Shinder
    Key Cast
    "Kolia"
    Шуша, Пошта, Шукаю тебе
  • Irina Novak
    Key Cast
    "Marina"
    Три сестры, Загублене місто, Таємниці
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    БАЛКОН
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 25, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,400 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Ukraine
  • Country of Filming:
    Ukraine
  • Language:
    Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    Mobile video
  • Aspect Ratio:
    Vertical
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Sergei Tymchenko

Sergei Tymchenko was born in the South of Ukraine in a small town Golaia Prystan in 1981. Since he was a child, he was interested in music, photography and drawing, and he decided to connect his professional life with hard science, having been educated as an engineer at National Technical University of Ukraine (2003). It didn’t even take 5 years for his childhood hobbies and creativity in combination with photo and video shooting equipment potential to show up. While he was educating himself and practicing shooting, he rose from the regional TV-channel cameraman to the manager of his own video production, and he finally quit engineering. In 2013 he graduated from Kiev Institute of Screen Arts named after I.Mykolaichuk with a Director of film and television degree. He’s been working as a director on TV-channel ‘112 Ukraine’ at the non-studio production department for 4 years, and after leaving TV, the vector of his activity shifted towards film production.
Also, he tried himself as an editing director (music clip, documentary, travel show) and as a cameraman (series, feature film).
Among his director’s works there are documentaries, TV-projects, advertising and promo videos, and also commercial presentation films for companies.

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Director Statement

I’ve chosen this script among dozens of other, put my own funds into the film adaptation and I have no regrets.

“The balcony” - is a good life story, which can happen to everyone. You may mess up, and when time goes by, you may realize that you really need to get to some place, which is now not that easy to get to, because the bridges were burned.

As for me, “The Balcony” is valuable in preaching the best human values: a true friendship, honesty and the ability to forgive.

I am pleased with what I’ve got so far. And it’s a whole team effort, especially our unique actors, who put a piece of themselves into their characters.